Domaine de la Terre Rouge

Les Côtes de l'Ouest Syrah

8.9126 ratings
8.823 pro ratings
California, USA
Syrah
Top Notes For
MaJ CappS

Smells of oak! Hazelnuts, and first floor.

First flavors - Tarragon, Thai basil, licorice, more herbaceous than fruit laden, yet still gives rise to the cassis and sweet blackberry, prune. Big tannic backbone, lends me to believe it will last for quite awhile in the cellar.

Smells of oak! Hazelnuts, and first floor.

First flavors - Tarragon, Thai basil, licorice, more herbaceous than fruit laden, yet still gives rise to the cassis and sweet blackberry, prune. Big tannic backbone, lends me to believe it will last for quite awhile in the cellar.

Aug 1st, 2019
Hayden B. Oothout

Interesting Syrah from Amador county California. Very old world-esque. Big black fruit with minerality. This wine was meant to be drank in its youth, and I am consuming it on the back end of its journey. It’s definitely not past it’s prime, but I wonder how much more the fruit would have come thru 4 years ago.

Interesting Syrah from Amador county California. Very old world-esque. Big black fruit with minerality. This wine was meant to be drank in its youth, and I am consuming it on the back end of its journey. It’s definitely not past it’s prime, but I wonder how much more the fruit would have come thru 4 years ago.

Jun 26th, 2019
Jesse Pender

Assistant Winemaker Delicato Family Vineyards

9.0

A good balanced wine overall. Not too hot and jammy and not too light and delicate. Refined tannins with a solid structure balanced with a dark layer of red fruit and moderate oak.

A good balanced wine overall. Not too hot and jammy and not too light and delicate. Refined tannins with a solid structure balanced with a dark layer of red fruit and moderate oak.

May 28th, 2018
Meg Maker

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

8.5

Ruby color with notes of rose hips, saddle, meat, and herbs. There's lots of black fruit, but also tea and baking spice, and it has a nice texture, with more tannins an structure than the 2009. It also stands up better with food. If the 2009 is a by-the-glass wine, the 2010 should be on the table. 14.5% abv | $23 (New Hampshire)

Ruby color with notes of rose hips, saddle, meat, and herbs. There's lots of black fruit, but also tea and baking spice, and it has a nice texture, with more tannins an structure than the 2009. It also stands up better with food. If the 2009 is a by-the-glass wine, the 2010 should be on the table. 14.5% abv | $23 (New Hampshire)

1 person found it helpfulJan 9th, 2014
Bertus van Zyl

Assistant Winemaker Regusci Winery

9.1

This wine made me happy

This wine made me happy

1 person found it helpfulJul 28th, 2013
Nate Wall

Winemaker at Troon Vineyard

9.0

Sweet ripe raspberries burst from the glass, with blueberries (I love blue fruit in Syrah), rose hips and black strap molasses. Sweet entry, gobs of jammy red-black fruit, leather and baking spices. Fun and interesting.

Sweet ripe raspberries burst from the glass, with blueberries (I love blue fruit in Syrah), rose hips and black strap molasses. Sweet entry, gobs of jammy red-black fruit, leather and baking spices. Fun and interesting.

May 13th, 2017
R. Addison Wehrfritz

a straight shooter Syrah, unassuming and unsurprising. darn good.

a straight shooter Syrah, unassuming and unsurprising. darn good.

Oct 29th, 2016
Sybaritewino C.Lawrence

Bill knows great booze. He makes great wine. An original #rhoneranger This 2011 is sumptuous in its minimalist approach to joy delivery.

Bill knows great booze. He makes great wine. An original #rhoneranger This 2011 is sumptuous in its minimalist approach to joy delivery.

Aug 2nd, 2016
Jasmine Amussen

Pleasant! Easy entry to an offal grape.

Pleasant! Easy entry to an offal grape.

Mar 10th, 2016
Gerald Montoya

Amazingly well balanced for 14.5 abv. Not a hint of alcohol on the nose or palate, just oily texture with distinct Syrah notes of olive, black fruit, spice, violets and superbly well integrated acidity. Cool climate Syrah from CA and a steal at $20

Amazingly well balanced for 14.5 abv. Not a hint of alcohol on the nose or palate, just oily texture with distinct Syrah notes of olive, black fruit, spice, violets and superbly well integrated acidity. Cool climate Syrah from CA and a steal at $20

Jan 2nd, 2016